Submitted: The Two Sides Team September 12, 2013
Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the 11 grant recipients for its 14th annual Ideas that Matter program, the industry’s highly respected grant program aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes.
Sappi Fine Paper – September 5,2013
Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the 11 grant recipients for its 14th annual Ideas that Matter program, the industry’s highly respected grant program aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $12 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe to support their work for nonprofit programs and organizations. This year’s winning projects reflect the on-going commitment in the design community to utilize design in combination with innovative thinking to solve social problems. Grantees submitted outstanding proposals outlining their ideas, creative execution and their unique ability to instill positive social, cultural or environmental change.
The selected proposals were determined by an independent judging panel of leaders from the design profession. This year’s judges, all widely recognized for their forward-thinking commitment to design for social good, included Bill Drenttel, President of Winterhouse Institute based in Connecticut; Erin Huizenga, Founder of EPIC and Director of Remedy in Chicago; Jennifer Kinon, Founding Partner at Original Champions of Design/OCD based in New York City; Michael Lejeune, Creative Director at Metro in Los Angeles; Alissa Walker, freelance design writer in Los Angeles.
“Each year, all of us at Sappi are inspired by the quality of the submissions, as well as the creative and compelling design solutions to a wide range of real social needs,” said Patti Groh, Marketing & Communications Director, Sappi Fine Paper North America. “We are proud that Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program continues to be important platform for social change, giving designers the powerful opportunity to use their skills and expertise to support the greater good.”
The 2013 Ideas that Matter grant recipients can be found here.
“The exciting thing about this year’s Ideas That Matter grant proposals was their diversity: from community engagement programs to design education programs; as well as international health communication to diabetes health management for young women; or important projects focused on civic engagement to urban development,” said Bill Drenttel, President of Winterhouse Institute, and member of the 2013 Ideas that Matter judging panel.
“The Ideas that Matter program truly sets Sappi in a category of its own in the hearts and minds of the design community,” said Erin Huizenga, Founder of EPIC and Director at Remedy in Chicago, and member of the 2013 Ideas that Matter judging panel. “The work that was most memorable had a distinct approach that it was truly going to progress that nonprofit’s work. It wasn’t storytelling around what isit was telling of what could be.”
For more information about Sappi’s 2013 Ideas that Matter grant recipients in North America, please visit website or call 800-882-4332. The Call for Entries for next year’s Ideas that Matter program will be announced in the spring of 2014.